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Sep
20
Sun
U. S. House Legislative Update: Schedule for September 21 – 25, 2020.
Sep 20 @ 4:11 am – Sep 27 @ 5:11 am

  • Information source: (U. S. House of Representatives’ and Majority Leader’s Websites)
  • (If you don’t know who represents you, go to this site).
  • 18,647 bills have been introduced as of this post. See them here.
  • Our representatives will vote on 60 bills this week.
  • No votes are expected on Monday.
  • Majority Leader’s view of the schedule.
  • Committee schedule.

LEGISLATION LIKELY TO PASS BY RECORDED VOTE

H.R. 4447 – Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (Rep. Pallone – Energy and Commerce) (Subject to a Rule).

Possible Consideration of H.R. 6210 – Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (Rep. McGovern – Foreign Affairs) (Subject to a Rule). This bill imposes various restrictions related to China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, including by prohibiting certain imports from Xinjiang and imposing sanctions on those responsible for human rights violations there. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

Possible Consideration of H.R. 6270 – Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act of 2020 (Rep. Wexton – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule). To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require issuers to make certain disclosures relating to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to FY21 Appropriations

LEGISLATION LIKELY TO PASS BY VOICE VOTE OR WITHOUT OBJECTION

Natural Resources

S. 209 – PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act (Sen. Hoeven – Natural Resources). This bill replaces the Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration Project with the Tribal Self-Governance Program. Under the program, Native American tribes or organizations may receive grants to plan for participation in self-governance and to negotiate the terms of participation. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3160 – Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act (Rep. O’Halleran – Natural Resources). This bill directs the Department of the Interior to take the 55.3 acres of land of the Blackwater Trading Post in Pinal County, Arizona, which is bordered and owned by the Gila River Indian Community of the Reservation, into trust for the benefit of the community after it (1) conveys to Interior all of its interest in such land, and (2) submits a request for Interior to take such land into trust for it. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3349 – Republic of Texas Legation Memorial Act, as amended (Rep. Doggett – Natural Resources). This bill authorizes the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to establish the Republic of Texas Legation Memorial on federal land in the District of Columbia and its environs to commemorate and honor those individuals who, as representatives of the Republic of Texas, served in the District of Columbia as diplomats to the United States and made possible the annexation of Texas as the 28th state of the United States. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3465 – Fallen Journalist Memorial Act, as amended (Rep. Napolitano – Natural Resources). This bill authorizes the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in commemoration of the sacrifices made by journalists for a free and independent press. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 4957 – Native Child Protection Action, as amended (Rep. Gallego – Natural Resources). To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act. (Cosponsors)

S. 294 – Native American Business Incubators Program Act (Sen. Udall – Natural Resources). This bill requires the Department of the Interior to establish a grant program in the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development for establishing and operating business incubators that serve Native American communities. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

S. 832 – To nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865 (Sen. Merkley – Natural Resources). This bill nullifies the supplemental treaty between the United States and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon signed in 1865. The treaty restricted the rights of tribal members to leave the reservation and imposed other conditions. The Department of the Interior has stated that the treaty has never been enforced by the federal government or Oregon. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 139 – Springfield Race Riot Study Act, as amended (Rep. Davis (IL) – Natural Resources). This bill establishes the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument in Illinois as a unit of the National Park System to preserve, protect, and interpret the resources associated with the Springfield Race Riot of 1908 and its role in the forming of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 895 – Tribal School Federal Insurance Parity Act (Rep. Johnson (SD) – Natural Resources). This bill allows schools that receive grants under the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988 to participate in the Federal Employee Health Benefits program. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

H.R. 1702 – Free Veterans from Fees Act, as amended (Rep. Stuebe – Natural Resources). This bill waives the application fee for any special use permit solely for a veterans demonstration or special event at war memorials on land administered by the National Park Service in the District of Columbia and its environs. (Cosponsors)

S. 490 – B-47 Ridge Designation Act (Sen. Daines – Natural Resources). This bill designates the mountain ridge that runs south and west of Emigrant Peak in the Absaroka Range in Montana, which is where an Air Force B-47 strategic bomber crashed while on a training mission in 1962, as the “B-47 Ridge.” The bill permits the installing of a plaque on the ridge in memory of such crash. (Cosponsors)

Judiciary

H.R. 5602 – Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Schneider – Judiciary). This bill authorizes dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism. (Cosponsors including three from Minnesota)

H.R. 5309 – CROWN Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Richmond – Judiciary). This bill prohibits discrimination based on a person’s hair texture or hairstyle if that style or texture is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin. Specifically, the bill prohibits this type of discrimination against those participating in federally assisted programs, housing programs, public accommodations, and employment. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

H.R. 6100 – STOP FGM Act of 2020 (Rep. Jackson-Lee – Judiciary). This bill amends title 18, United States Code, to clarify the criminalization of female genital mutilation, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

S. 227 – Savanna’s Act (Sen. Murkowski – Judiciary). This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing or murdered Native Americans. (Cosponsors including both for Minnesota)

S. 982 – Not Invisible Act of 2019 (Sen. Cortez Masto – Judiciary). This bill increases intergovernmental coordination to identify and combat violent crime within Indian lands and of Indians. (Cosponsors including one for Minnesota)

H.R. 5546 – Effective Assistance in the Digital Era (Rep. Jeffries – Judiciary). This bill regulates the monitoring of electronic communications between an incarcerated person in a Bureau of Prisons facility and that person’s attorney or other legal representative, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 1418 – Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2019 (Rep. DeFazio – Judiciary). This bill declares that nothing in the McCarran-Ferguson Act modifies, impairs, or supersedes the operation of antitrust laws with respect to the business of health insurance, including the business of dental insurance. This declaration does not apply to a contract, combination, or conspiracy to (1) collect, compile, or disseminate historical loss data; (2) determine a loss development factor for historical loss data; (3) perform actuarial services if the collaboration does not involve a restraint of trade; or (4) develop or disseminate a standard insurance policy form if adherence to the form is not required. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

S. 1321 – Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act (Sen. Blumenthal – Judiciary). This bill broadens the definition of “protected computer,” for purposes of computer fraud and abuse offenses, to include a computer that is part of a voting system. (Cosponsors)

S. 1380 – Due Process Protections Act (Sen. Sullivan – Judiciary). This bill requires a federal judge in criminal proceedings to issue an order confirming the obligation of the prosecutor to disclose exculpatory evidence. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 5053 – Justice for Juveniles Act (Rep. Scanlon – Judiciary). To exempt juveniles from the requirements for suits by prisoners, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

Financial Services

H.R. 5322 – Ensuring Diversity in Community Banking Act, as amended (Rep. Meeks – Financial Services). This bill establishes and revises provisions related to minority depository institutions, community development financial institutions, and impact banks. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 6934 – This bill amends the CARES Act to require the uniform treatment of nationally recognized statistical rating organizations under certain programs carried out in response to the COVID–19 emergency, and for other purposes (Rep. Dean – Financial Services). (Cosponsors)

H.R. 7592 – STIFLE Act of 2020 (Rep. McAdams – Financial Services). This bill  requires the Comptroller General of the United States to carry out a study on trafficking, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 6735 – COVID-19 Fraud Prevention Act, as amended (Rep. Axne – Financial Services). This bill establishes the Consumer and Investor Fraud Working Group to help protect consumers and investors from fraud during the COVID–19 pandemic, to assist consumers and investors affected by such fraud, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 5698 – Promoting Secure 5G Act of 2020 (Rep. Timmons – Financial Services). This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. Executive Director at each international financial institution (e.g., the International Monetary Fund or the International Finance Corporation) that it is U.S. policy to support institutional assistance with advanced wireless technologies only if they provide appropriate security for users, encourage assistance with infrastructure or policy reforms that facilitate the use of secure advanced wireless technologies, and cooperate with institutional member states to strengthen international support for such technologies. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 6294 – Improving Emergency Disease Response via Housing Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Tipton – Financial Services). This bill requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to share with the Department of Health and Human Services information regarding populations that are particularly vulnerable to or at risk of contracting COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Specifically, HUD must identify the location of projects for supportive housing for the elderly and provide any information available regarding encampments of homeless individuals and other areas that have a high concentration of homelessness. (Cosponsors)

Energy and Commerce

H.R. 4866 – National Centers of Excellence in Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act of 2020 (Rep. Pallone – Energy and Commerce). This bill amends the 21st Century Cures Act to provide for designation of institutions of higher education that provide research, data, and leadership on continuous manufacturing as National Centers of Excellence in Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

S. 2661 – National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 (Sen. Gardner – Energy and Commerce). This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs must jointly report on how to make the use of 9-8-8 operational and effective across the country, and HHS must develop a strategy to provide access to competent, specialized services for high-risk populations such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth; minorities; and rural individuals. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

H.R. 7574 – Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Slotkin – Energy and Commerce). This bill amends the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Strategic National Stockpile, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 2271 – Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act (Rep. Moore – Energy and Commerce). This bill establishes various programs for the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) to award grants to states, local agencies, and nonprofit organizations to address sudden unexpected infant and childhood deaths. (Cosponsors including three from Minnesota)

H.R. 6096 – READI Act of 2020 (Rep. McNerney – Energy and Commerce). To improve oversight by the Federal Communications Commission of the wireless and broadcast emergency alert systems. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 5918 – To direct the Federal Communications Commission to issue reports after activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System and to make improvements to network outage reporting (Rep. Matsui – Energy and Commerce). (Cosponsors)

H.R. 4995 – Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Engel – Energy and Commerce). This bill expands initiatives to address maternal health in rural areas and promote innovation in the field. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

H.R. 451 – Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act of 2020 (Rep. Engel – Energy and Commerce). This bill repeals the requirement for the Federal Communications Commission to reallocate and auction the 470-512 MHz band (referred to as the “T-Band spectrum”). The T-Band spectrum is a frequency range currently utilized by public-safety entities in certain urban areas. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3935 – Protecting Patients Transportation to Care Act (Rep. Carter (GA) – Energy and Commerce). This bill provides statutory authority for the requirement that state Medicaid programs cover nonemergency transportation to medically necessary services. The bill also requires programs, as a condition of federal payment for such transportation services, to have a prior authorization or utilization management requirement for such services. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 1646 – HERO Act (Rep. Bera – Energy and Commerce). This bill establishes a series of programs relating to the behavioral health of public-safety officers (e.g., law-enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulance crew members, and 9-1-1 operators). For example, the bill establishes (1) a public-safety officer suicide-reporting system at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and (2) a grant program for peer-support behavioral health and wellness programs within fire departments and emergency medical services agencies. (Cosponsors including three from Minnesota)

H.R. 4564 – Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Katko – Energy and Commerce). This bill expands the requirements for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Program. Specifically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration must (1) develop a plan to ensure the provision of high quality service, (2) strengthen data-sharing agreements to facilitate the transmission of epidemiological data from the program to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and (3) implement a pilot program focused on using other communications platforms (e.g., social media and texting) for suicide prevention. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 4585 – Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act, as amended (Rep. Beyer – Energy and Commerce). This bill requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop, implement, and evaluate a national media campaign focused on suicide prevention. In addition, the national suicide prevention hotline must be a three-digit, toll-free number. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 5619 – Suicide Prevention Act (Rep. Stewart – Energy and Commerce). This bill establishes two grant programs to prevent self-harm and suicide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must award grants to state, local, and tribal health departments to expand surveillance of self-harm, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration must award grants to hospital emergency departments for programs to prevent suicide attempts among patients after discharge. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 5567 – MEDIA Diversity Act of 2020 (Rep. Long – Energy and Commerce). This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to consider market entry barriers for socially disadvantaged individuals in its biennial communications marketplace report. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 5663 – Safeguarding Therapeutics Act (Rep. Guthrie – Energy and Commerce). The bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to give authority to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to destroy counterfeit devices. (Cosponsors)

Ways and Means

H.R. 991 – Extension of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (Rep. Sewell – Ways and Means). This bill extends preferential duty treatment related to certain apparel items through FY2030. (Cosponsors)

Foreign  Affairs

H.R. 2166 – Global Health Security Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Foreign Affairs). This bill directs the President to create the Global Health Security Agenda Interagency Review Council to implement the Global Health Security Agenda, an initiative launched by nearly 30 nations to address global infectious disease threats. (Cosponsors including two from Minnesota)

H.R. 4864 – Global Child Thrive Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Castro – Foreign Affairs). This bill reauthorizes for FY2020-FY2025 programs to provide assistance to orphans and other vulnerable children in developing countries. The bill also requires the U.S. Agency for International Development to direct relevant executive branch agencies to incorporate early childhood development into current programs and promote inclusive early childhood development in partner countries. (Cosponsors including three from Minnesota)

H.R. 5664 – Leveraging Information on Foreign Traffickers Act, as amended (Rep. McCaul – Foreign Affairs). To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to ensure adequate time for the preparation of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, require the timely provision of information to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security of the Department of State regarding the number and location of visa denials based, in whole or in part, on grounds related to human trafficking, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

Veterans’ Affairs

S. 785 – Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 (Sen. Tester – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill makes updates related to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) transition assistance, mental health care, care for women veterans, and telehealth care. (Cosponsors including two from Minnesota)

H.R. 4908 – Native American PACT Act, as amended (Rep. Gallego – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs from collecting copayments from American Indian or Alaska Native veterans for hospital care or medical services. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3010 – Honoring All Veterans Act (Rep. Rice (NY) – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill adds the following as a mission statement for the Department of Veterans Affairs: “To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise to care for those ‘who shall have borne the battle’ and for their families, caregivers, and survivors.” (Cosponsors Including one from Minnesota)

H.R. 5245 – SHIELD for Veterans Act, as amended (Rep. Pappas – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for a bar on the recovery of certain payments or overpayments made by the Department of Veterans Affairs by reason of delays in processing of certain information, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 6589 – Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Financial Officer Authority and Collaboration Act of 2020 (Rep. Lee (NV) – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop a plan that includes steps and timelines to address the material weakness of the VA and the recommendations of the auditor related to entity level controls (including the organizational structure of the office of the VA’s Chief Financial Officer). (Cosponsors)

H.R. 7105 – DELIVER Act, as amended (Rep. Levin (CA) – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill provides flexibility for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in caring for homeless veterans during a covered public health emergency, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 8247 – Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment Act of 2020 (Rep. Takano – Veterans’ Affairs). The bill makes certain improvements relating to the transition of individuals to services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, suicide prevention for veterans, and care and services for women veterans, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3798 – Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (Rep. Brownley – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs from requiring payment from a veteran for any contraceptive item or service that is required to be covered by health insurance plans without a cost-sharing requirement. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3228 – VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act (Rep. Carter (GA) – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize health professional trainees to provide treatment via telemedicine, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 6092 – Veteran’s Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act (Rep. Dunn – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement programs and resources related to the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 7795 – Veterans Benefits Fairness and Transparency Act of 2020 (Rep. Barr – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to publish on its website the disability benefit questionnaire forms for non-VA medical providers submitting evidence regarding a disability of a claimant for purposes of VA benefits. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

Sep
25
Fri
U. S. House Legislative Update: Results for September 21 – 25, 2020.
Sep 25 @ 4:11 am – Oct 2 @ 5:11 am

  • Information source: (U. S. House of Representatives Website and GovTrack)
  • (If you don’t know who represents you, go to this site).
    • 18,908 bills have been introduced as of this post. See them here.
    • Our representatives voted on 72 bills and 1 resolution.
    • See additional votes on rules and amendments here. Navigate the days with the calendar feature on the top of the linked page.
    • Laws from the 116th Congress: 158 bills signed by the President

LEGISLATION PASSED BY RECORDED VOTE

H.R. 4447 – Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (Rep. Pallone – Energy and Commerce) (Subject to a Rule). This bill requires the Department of Energy to award grants to assist rural electric cooperatives with identifying, evaluating, designing, and demonstrating energy storage and microgrid projects that utilize energy from renewable energy sources. (A microgrid is a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources that acts as a single controllable entity and that can connect and disconnect from the grid to operate in grid-connected or island mode.) (Cosponsors)

  • Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 220 – 185 (Roll no. 206).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – Nay
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips – Yea                     
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Nay
    • Emmer – Nay
    • Peterson – Yea
    • Stauber – Nay

H.R. 6210 – Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (Rep. McGovern – Foreign Affairs) (Subject to a Rule). This bill imposes various restrictions related to China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, including by prohibiting certain imports from Xinjiang and imposing sanctions on those responsible for human rights violations there. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

  • Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 3 (Roll no. 196).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – Yea
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips – Yea                    
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Yea
    • Emmer – Yea
    • Peterson – Yea
    • Stauber – No vote

H.R. 8337 — Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2021, and for other purposes. This bill provides continuing FY2021 appropriations to federal agencies through December 11, 2020, and extends several programs. It is known as a continuing resolution (CR) and prevents a government shutdown that would otherwise occur if the FY2021 appropriations bills have not been enacted when FY2021 begins on October 1, 2020. The CR funds most programs and activities at the FY2020 levels with several exceptions that provide funding flexibility and additional appropriations to various programs.

  • Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 359 – 57, 1 Present (Roll no. 198).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – Yea
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips – Yea                    
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Yea
    • Emmer – Yea
    • Peterson – Yea
    • Stauber – Yea

H.R. 5664 – Leveraging Information on Foreign Traffickers Act, as amended (Rep. McCaul – Foreign Affairs). To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to ensure adequate time for the preparation of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, require the timely provision of information to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security of the Department of State regarding the number and location of visa denials based, in whole or in part, on grounds related to human trafficking, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

  • Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 0 (Roll no. 197).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – Yea
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips – Yea                    
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Yea
    • Emmer – Yea
    • Peterson – Yea
    • Stauber – No vote

H.R. 451 – Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act of 2020 (Rep. Engel – Energy and Commerce). This bill repeals the requirement for the Federal Communications Commission to reallocate and auction the 470-512 MHz band (referred to as the “T-Band spectrum”). The T-Band spectrum is a frequency range currently utilized by public-safety entities in certain urban areas. (Cosponsors)

  • Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 – 5 (Roll no. 201).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – Yea
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips – Yea                    
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Yea
    • Emmer – Yea
    • Peterson – Yea
    • Stauber – Yea

LEGISLATION PASSED BY VOICE VOTE OR WITHOUT OBJECTION

Natural Resources

S. 209 – PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act (Sen. Hoeven – Natural Resources). This bill replaces the Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration Project with the Tribal Self-Governance Program. Under the program, Native American tribes or organizations may receive grants to plan for participation in self-governance and to negotiate the terms of participation. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3160 – Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act (Rep. O’Halleran – Natural Resources). This bill directs the Department of the Interior to take the 55.3 acres of land of the Blackwater Trading Post in Pinal County, Arizona, which is bordered and owned by the Gila River Indian Community of the Reservation, into trust for the benefit of the community after it (1) conveys to Interior all of its interest in such land, and (2) submits a request for Interior to take such land into trust for it. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3349 – Republic of Texas Legation Memorial Act, as amended (Rep. Doggett – Natural Resources). This bill authorizes the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to establish the Republic of Texas Legation Memorial on federal land in the District of Columbia and its environs to commemorate and honor those individuals who, as representatives of the Republic of Texas, served in the District of Columbia as diplomats to the United States and made possible the annexation of Texas as the 28th state of the United States. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3465 – Fallen Journalist Memorial Act, as amended (Rep. Napolitano – Natural Resources). This bill authorizes the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in commemoration of the sacrifices made by journalists for a free and independent press. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 4957 – Native Child Protection Action, as amended (Rep. Gallego – Natural Resources). To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act. (Cosponsors)

S. 294 – Native American Business Incubators Program Act (Sen. Udall – Natural Resources). This bill requires the Department of the Interior to establish a grant program in the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development for establishing and operating business incubators that serve Native American communities. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

S. 832 – To nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865 (Sen. Merkley – Natural Resources). This bill nullifies the supplemental treaty between the United States and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon signed in 1865. The treaty restricted the rights of tribal members to leave the reservation and imposed other conditions. The Department of the Interior has stated that the treaty has never been enforced by the federal government or Oregon. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 139 – Springfield Race Riot Study Act, as amended (Rep. Davis (IL) – Natural Resources). This bill establishes the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument in Illinois as a unit of the National Park System to preserve, protect, and interpret the resources associated with the Springfield Race Riot of 1908 and its role in the forming of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 895 – Tribal School Federal Insurance Parity Act (Rep. Johnson (SD) – Natural Resources). This bill allows schools that receive grants under the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988 to participate in the Federal Employee Health Benefits program. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

H.R. 1702 – Free Veterans from Fees Act, as amended (Rep. Stuebe – Natural Resources). This bill waives the application fee for any special use permit solely for a veterans demonstration or special event at war memorials on land administered by the National Park Service in the District of Columbia and its environs. (Cosponsors)

S. 490 – B-47 Ridge Designation Act (Sen. Daines – Natural Resources). This bill designates the mountain ridge that runs south and west of Emigrant Peak in the Absaroka Range in Montana, which is where an Air Force B-47 strategic bomber crashed while on a training mission in 1962, as the “B-47 Ridge.” The bill permits the installing of a plaque on the ridge in memory of such crash. (Cosponsors)

Judiciary

H.R. 5602 – Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Schneider – Judiciary). This bill authorizes dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism. (Cosponsors including three from Minnesota)

H.R. 5309 – CROWN Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Richmond – Judiciary). This bill prohibits discrimination based on a person’s hair texture or hairstyle if that style or texture is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin. Specifically, the bill prohibits this type of discrimination against those participating in federally assisted programs, housing programs, public accommodations, and employment. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

H.R. 6100 – STOP FGM Act of 2020 (Rep. Jackson-Lee – Judiciary). This bill amends title 18, United States Code, to clarify the criminalization of female genital mutilation, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

S. 227 – Savanna’s Act (Sen. Murkowski – Judiciary). This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing or murdered Native Americans. (Cosponsors including both for Minnesota)

S. 982 – Not Invisible Act of 2019 (Sen. Cortez Masto – Judiciary). This bill increases intergovernmental coordination to identify and combat violent crime within Indian lands and of Indians. (Cosponsors including one for Minnesota)

H.R. 5546 – Effective Assistance in the Digital Era (Rep. Jeffries – Judiciary). This bill regulates the monitoring of electronic communications between an incarcerated person in a Bureau of Prisons facility and that person’s attorney or other legal representative, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 1418 – Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2019 (Rep. DeFazio – Judiciary). This bill declares that nothing in the McCarran-Ferguson Act modifies, impairs, or supersedes the operation of antitrust laws with respect to the business of health insurance, including the business of dental insurance. This declaration does not apply to a contract, combination, or conspiracy to (1) collect, compile, or disseminate historical loss data; (2) determine a loss development factor for historical loss data; (3) perform actuarial services if the collaboration does not involve a restraint of trade; or (4) develop or disseminate a standard insurance policy form if adherence to the form is not required. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

S. 1321 – Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act (Sen. Blumenthal – Judiciary). This bill broadens the definition of “protected computer,” for purposes of computer fraud and abuse offenses, to include a computer that is part of a voting system. (Cosponsors)

S. 1380 – Due Process Protections Act (Sen. Sullivan – Judiciary). This bill requires a federal judge in criminal proceedings to issue an order confirming the obligation of the prosecutor to disclose exculpatory evidence. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 5053 – Justice for Juveniles Act (Rep. Scanlon – Judiciary). To exempt juveniles from the requirements for suits by prisoners, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

Financial Services

H.R. 5322 – Ensuring Diversity in Community Banking Act, as amended (Rep. Meeks – Financial Services). This bill establishes and revises provisions related to minority depository institutions, community development financial institutions, and impact banks. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 6934 – This bill amends the CARES Act to require the uniform treatment of nationally recognized statistical rating organizations under certain programs carried out in response to the COVID–19 emergency, and for other purposes (Rep. Dean – Financial Services). (Cosponsors)

H.R. 7592 – STIFLE Act of 2020 (Rep. McAdams – Financial Services). This bill  requires the Comptroller General of the United States to carry out a study on trafficking, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 6735 – COVID-19 Fraud Prevention Act, as amended (Rep. Axne – Financial Services). This bill establishes the Consumer and Investor Fraud Working Group to help protect consumers and investors from fraud during the COVID–19 pandemic, to assist consumers and investors affected by such fraud, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 5698 – Promoting Secure 5G Act of 2020 (Rep. Timmons – Financial Services). This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. Executive Director at each international financial institution (e.g., the International Monetary Fund or the International Finance Corporation) that it is U.S. policy to support institutional assistance with advanced wireless technologies only if they provide appropriate security for users, encourage assistance with infrastructure or policy reforms that facilitate the use of secure advanced wireless technologies, and cooperate with institutional member states to strengthen international support for such technologies. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 6294 – Improving Emergency Disease Response via Housing Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Tipton – Financial Services). This bill requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to share with the Department of Health and Human Services information regarding populations that are particularly vulnerable to or at risk of contracting COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Specifically, HUD must identify the location of projects for supportive housing for the elderly and provide any information available regarding encampments of homeless individuals and other areas that have a high concentration of homelessness. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 1923 — To amend title 31, United States Code, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue quarter dollars in commemoration of the Nineteenth Amendment, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors including four from Minnesota)

H.R. 4104 — To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a coin in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Negro Leagues baseball. (Cosponsors including six from Minnesota)

H.R. 6192To require the Secretary of the Treasury to honor the 100th anniversary of completion of coinage of the “Morgan Dollar” and the 100th anniversary of commencement of coinage of the “Peace Dollar”, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

S. 743 — To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the soldiers of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly known as “Merrill’s Marauders”, in recognition of their bravery and outstanding service in the jungles of Burma during World War II. (Cosponsors)

Energy and Commerce

H.R. 4866 – National Centers of Excellence in Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act of 2020 (Rep. Pallone – Energy and Commerce). This bill amends the 21st Century Cures Act to provide for designation of institutions of higher education that provide research, data, and leadership on continuous manufacturing as National Centers of Excellence in Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

S. 2661 – National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 (Sen. Gardner – Energy and Commerce). This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs must jointly report on how to make the use of 9-8-8 operational and effective across the country, and HHS must develop a strategy to provide access to competent, specialized services for high-risk populations such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth; minorities; and rural individuals. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

H.R. 7574 – Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Slotkin – Energy and Commerce). This bill amends the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Strategic National Stockpile, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 2271 – Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act (Rep. Moore – Energy and Commerce). This bill establishes various programs for the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) to award grants to states, local agencies, and nonprofit organizations to address sudden unexpected infant and childhood deaths. (Cosponsors including three from Minnesota)

H.R. 6096 – READI Act of 2020 (Rep. McNerney – Energy and Commerce). To improve oversight by the Federal Communications Commission of the wireless and broadcast emergency alert systems. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 5918 – To direct the Federal Communications Commission to issue reports after activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System and to make improvements to network outage reporting (Rep. Matsui – Energy and Commerce). (Cosponsors)

H.R. 4995 – Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Engel – Energy and Commerce). This bill expands initiatives to address maternal health in rural areas and promote innovation in the field. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

H.R. 3935 – Protecting Patients Transportation to Care Act (Rep. Carter (GA) – Energy and Commerce). This bill provides statutory authority for the requirement that state Medicaid programs cover nonemergency transportation to medically necessary services. The bill also requires programs, as a condition of federal payment for such transportation services, to have a prior authorization or utilization management requirement for such services. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 1646 – HERO Act (Rep. Bera – Energy and Commerce). This bill establishes a series of programs relating to the behavioral health of public-safety officers (e.g., law-enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulance crew members, and 9-1-1 operators). For example, the bill establishes (1) a public-safety officer suicide-reporting system at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and (2) a grant program for peer-support behavioral health and wellness programs within fire departments and emergency medical services agencies. (Cosponsors including three from Minnesota)

H.R. 4564 – Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Katko – Energy and Commerce). This bill expands the requirements for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Program. Specifically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration must (1) develop a plan to ensure the provision of high quality service, (2) strengthen data-sharing agreements to facilitate the transmission of epidemiological data from the program to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and (3) implement a pilot program focused on using other communications platforms (e.g., social media and texting) for suicide prevention. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 4585 – Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act, as amended (Rep. Beyer – Energy and Commerce). This bill requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop, implement, and evaluate a national media campaign focused on suicide prevention. In addition, the national suicide prevention hotline must be a three-digit, toll-free number. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 5619 – Suicide Prevention Act (Rep. Stewart – Energy and Commerce). This bill establishes two grant programs to prevent self-harm and suicide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must award grants to state, local, and tribal health departments to expand surveillance of self-harm, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration must award grants to hospital emergency departments for programs to prevent suicide attempts among patients after discharge. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 5567 – MEDIA Diversity Act of 2020 (Rep. Long – Energy and Commerce). This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to consider market entry barriers for socially disadvantaged individuals in its biennial communications marketplace report. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 5663 – Safeguarding Therapeutics Act (Rep. Guthrie – Energy and Commerce). The bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to give authority to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to destroy counterfeit devices. (Cosponsors)

Ways and Means

H.R. 991 – Extension of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (Rep. Sewell – Ways and Means). This bill extends preferential duty treatment related to certain apparel items through FY2030. (Cosponsors)

Foreign  Affairs

H.R. 2166 – Global Health Security Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Foreign Affairs). This bill directs the President to create the Global Health Security Agenda Interagency Review Council to implement the Global Health Security Agenda, an initiative launched by nearly 30 nations to address global infectious disease threats. (Cosponsors including two from Minnesota)

H.R. 4864 – Global Child Thrive Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Castro – Foreign Affairs). This bill reauthorizes for FY2020-FY2025 programs to provide assistance to orphans and other vulnerable children in developing countries. The bill also requires the U.S. Agency for International Development to direct relevant executive branch agencies to incorporate early childhood development into current programs and promote inclusive early childhood development in partner countries. (Cosponsors including three from Minnesota)

Veterans’ Affairs

S. 785 – Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 (Sen. Tester – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill makes updates related to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) transition assistance, mental health care, care for women veterans, and telehealth care. (Cosponsors including two from Minnesota)

H.R. 4908 – Native American PACT Act, as amended (Rep. Gallego – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs from collecting copayments from American Indian or Alaska Native veterans for hospital care or medical services. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3010 – Honoring All Veterans Act (Rep. Rice (NY) – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill adds the following as a mission statement for the Department of Veterans Affairs: “To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise to care for those ‘who shall have borne the battle’ and for their families, caregivers, and survivors.” (Cosponsors Including one from Minnesota)

H.R. 5245 – SHIELD for Veterans Act, as amended (Rep. Pappas – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for a bar on the recovery of certain payments or overpayments made by the Department of Veterans Affairs by reason of delays in processing of certain information, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 6589 – Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Financial Officer Authority and Collaboration Act of 2020 (Rep. Lee (NV) – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop a plan that includes steps and timelines to address the material weakness of the VA and the recommendations of the auditor related to entity level controls (including the organizational structure of the office of the VA’s Chief Financial Officer). (Cosponsors)

H.R. 7105 – DELIVER Act, as amended (Rep. Levin (CA) – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill provides flexibility for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in caring for homeless veterans during a covered public health emergency, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 8247 – Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment Act of 2020 (Rep. Takano – Veterans’ Affairs). The bill makes certain improvements relating to the transition of individuals to services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, suicide prevention for veterans, and care and services for women veterans, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3798 – Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (Rep. Brownley – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs from requiring payment from a veteran for any contraceptive item or service that is required to be covered by health insurance plans without a cost-sharing requirement. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 3228 – VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act (Rep. Carter (GA) – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize health professional trainees to provide treatment via telemedicine, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 6092 – Veteran’s Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act (Rep. Dunn – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement programs and resources related to the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 7795 – Veterans Benefits Fairness and Transparency Act of 2020 (Rep. Barr – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to publish on its website the disability benefit questionnaire forms for non-VA medical providers submitting evidence regarding a disability of a claimant for purposes of VA benefits. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota)

Armed Services

H.R. 8276 — To authorize the President to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Alwyn C. Cashe for acts of valor during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Cosponsors)

Government Operations

S. Con. Res. 45 — Providing for the use of the catafalque situated in the crypt beneath the Rotunda of the Capitol in connection with memorial services to be conducted in the Supreme Court Building and the Capitol for the late honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Designations

H.R. 5023 — To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Youngstown, Ohio, as the “Carl Nunziato VA Clinic”.

H.R. 1925 — To designate the Manhattan Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs as the “Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System”.

H.R. 7347 — To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as the “Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center”.

S. 4072 — To designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bend, Oregon, as the “Robert D. Maxwell Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”.

S. 1646 — To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Augustine, Florida, as the “Leo C. Chase Jr. Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”.

H.R. 4983 — To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Gilbert, Arizona, as the “Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Conrad Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic”.

Sep
26
Sat
Weekly Phone Bank for Jess Hanson for House 56A
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcOmupzgpG9LzJadpnreOG71jAutcXepB

Join us for our weekly phone bank! Each week, you can log in to our Zoom phone bank session to receive training and support as we work to keep 56A Blue and help Jess get elected to the MN House of Representatives! The link to each week’s phone bank will be provided in the Zoom chat.

Sep
29
Tue
Tuesday Volunteering with Erin Preese for Mn House @ Online
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Zoom to phone bank for Erin! You can access the event at this url: https://tinyurl.com/erinformn. We will have a brief training every week. If you have any difficulties accessing the event, please email erin4mn@gmail.com.

Sep
30
Wed
Weekly Phone Bank for Jess Hanson for House 56A Online Event
Sep 30 @ 5:07 pm – 6:07 pm

Join us for our weekly phone bank! Each week, you can log in to our Zoom phone bank session to receive training and support as we work to keep 56A Blue and help Jess get elected to the MN House of Representatives! The link to each week’s phone bank will be provided in the Zoom chat.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtc-yhrDIqHdKkJXVp8hUR6Xuc6iqGN_ku

Democracy in Chains
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Conversation on Zoom with Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains, interviewed by Pulitzer Prize winner, Dave Hage. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VCmK1-tvTTiLusDkxY5qmA

Professor MacLean’s award-winning book, “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America” is an astute guide to the politics of the last half century. She shows today’s political dysfunction results from economic theories originating in the South’s resistance to civil rights mandates. Decades later they were put into action with massive funding by the Koch Brothers and their network. MacLean asserts their specific targets include undermining campaign finance laws, voter suppression, environmental and labor regulations and programs like Social Security and Medicare.

This event is co-sponsored by Common Cause MN, American Promise MN, Move to Amend, Indivisible MN 03, Plymouth Area Indivisible MN and Minnesota Peace Project.

MN Citizens for Clean Elections (cleanelectionsmn.org) is non-partisan and works to strengthen democracy.

Oct
3
Sat
Weekly Phone Bank for Jess Hanson for House 56A
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcOmupzgpG9LzJadpnreOG71jAutcXepB

Join us for our weekly phone bank! Each week, you can log in to our Zoom phone bank session to receive training and support as we work to keep 56A Blue and help Jess get elected to the MN House of Representatives! The link to each week’s phone bank will be provided in the Zoom chat.

Oct
4
Sun
Annual DFL SD52 Fall FUNdraiser
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We cordially invite you to our annual DFL SD52 fundraiser! Meet and mingle while hearing speeches from candidates and live music.
About this Event
Meet your SD52 Candidates
Live music provided by Steve Clarke
Play Games — Win Prizes !
100% virtual event to happen on Zoom

Get tickets here

Oct
6
Tue
Tuesday Volunteering with Erin Preese for Mn House @ Online
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Zoom to phone bank for Erin! You can access the event at this url: https://tinyurl.com/erinformn. We will have a brief training every week. If you have any difficulties accessing the event, please email erin4mn@gmail.com.

Community Conversation Series: Governmental Structure & Community Impact @ Online
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

NOT JUST FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN APPLE VALLEY

Link to sign-up in the link below https://forms.gle/Ju6dtQbKS3VP5Ef97

Linda Garrett-Johnson, Apple Valley City Council Candidate, will be hosting a series of community conversations via zoom called Governmental Structures & Community Impact.

Through conversation, you will learn about the governmental structures and how you can impact it.

These conversations are meant to be safe, educational, and empowering.
There are four sessions that will be repeating until the end of august.

Session includes:
– Knowing Who Represents You | 8/17, 9/2, 10/6

– How Structural Inequality Impacts Cities | 8/19, 9/14, 10/13

-You Have More Power Than You Realize | 8/24, 9/16, 10/20

-Finding your voice through your elected officials | 8/26, 9/21, 10/26

-How to Hold Elected Officials Accountable | 8/31, 9/23, 10/28

Session details located in the link below
https://forms.gle/Ju6dtQbKS3VP5Ef97